When Ron from NuNatural’s offered to send me a box of his stevia products, including an bottle of chocolate syrup, I couldn’t resist making these holiday chocolate cookies. Friends and family can attest to the fact that I do not like to bake. There is nothing about the precision required to bake cookies, cakes and desserts that appeals to me.
I much prefer flying by the seat of my pants, tossing ingredients into a salad bowl, or inventing stir fries in my head while my pilates instructor drones on. (Oooops! Did I say that?!)
If you aren’t familiar with stevia, it’s a natural sweetener made from a green, leafy plant found in South America. According to Authority Nutrition, studies show that this sweet plant could possibly lower blood pressure and blood sugar.
Not a bad thing, right?
But baking still isn’t my favorite thing to do, so I decided to keep my chocolate cookie recipe as simple as I possibly could – not to mention healthy.
I took out my food processor, added a can of black beans, whole wheat pastry flour, butter, and NuNaturals Chocolate syrup to the bowl. After my concoction was completely blended, I rolled it out into balls, then flattened them into disks, perfect for baking in the oven.
After a dusting with cocoa powder, my chocolate cookies were ready for the holiday cookie platter.
Don’t they look beautiful? Even better, they have a brownie-like texture that makes it hard to believe they’re a healthier treat.
So there you are! These are truly the easiest cookies I’ve ever made. If you’d like Ron to send you a box of stevia products so you can give them a try, he’s awarding four readers ( 1 ) one bottle of each of the NEW SUGAR-FREE SYRUPS, PLUS a 50 packet box of NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets. Not to mention a free bonus product!
Simply leave a comment below and like NuNaturals Facebook page for your chance to win (no PO box shipping available). On December 29th I’ll announce the winners.
You can also receive a generous discount on NuNaturals products by entering discount code BLG1214 at checkout to receive a 15% percent discount on your ENTIRE ORDER. Just be sure to checkout before December 31, 2014. U.S. residents receive free shipping on orders over $35.00 after discounts.
Whew! That was a lot to share! Don’t forget to comment and happy holidays!
This healthier cookie is the easiest cookie I've ever made. Simply place a handful of ingredients into a food processor, bake and they're ready to go in minutes.
8 minPrep Time
12 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup melted butter
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup NuNaturals Chocolate Syrup (taste test to ensure they are sweet and chocolaty enough for you.)
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg whites
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop out a spoonful, then roll into a small ball. Place on the cookie, then flatten into a disk.
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until the top starts to crack a bit and cookie is cooked through.
- Cool and dust with cocoa powder.
This calorie calculation is based on using calorie free NuNatural's chocolate syrup. If you use Hershey's chocolate syrup, you'll need to recalculate the calories.
Food energy: 68kcal
Saturated fatty acids: 2.98g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 1.26g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.27g
Total fat: 4.52g
Calories from fat: 40
Carbohydrate, by difference: 5.36g
Total dietary fiber: 1.06g
Total lipid (fat): 4.89g
Total sugars: 0.04g
NuNaturals provided me with some of the materials I used in these cookies. I bought the rest of the materials from them with my own money. The opinions I shared about using NuNaturals are my own, and they did not tell me what to say or how to say it.